An Evening of Chamber Music

     The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a free recital “An Evening of Chamber Music” at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23, in the Tritico Theatre.

     The program will feature a variety of pieces performed by Jan Scott, clarinet, and LinaMorita, piano. Accompanying them are Carol Lines, soprano, Judy Hand, flute, Beverly Jones, oboe, Susan Lauderdale, bassoon and Rod Lauderdale, horn.



     Registration for the spring semester of the F. G. Bulber Youth orchestra will be held January 26 at 4 PM at Shearman Performing Arts Center lobby. Classes will begin the following Monday, February 2. A brief parent orientation will be held following registration, and pizza will be served during registration.

     Classes will be offered in violin, viola, cello, guitar and advanced orchestra. Tuition for guitar, intermediate, and advanced classes are $100. Tuition for beginning classes is discounted.



     Katie Evans, the instructor of the Pat Chafin String Ensemble and the Chafin Concert Strings Orchestra, is completing her second music education degree at McNeese. She is also currently teaching strings orchestra classes at Oak Park Middle School.

    Arthur Odenheimer was selected for both District V Honor Band and the All American Band, based in New York City. He will also be performing with the High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall

     Thomas Odenheimer was selected for both District V Honor Band and All State Band.

     Danley Romero has performed in multiple capacities recently: he performed at the Ethel Precht Breast Cancer Awareness Breakfast, and with the Children’s Theatre Company for a production of the stage play Oz.

Rock Raizer Foundation Donation

     The Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra would like to formally and publically thank the Rock Raizer Foundation  for their generous contribution (through Dave Evans, owner of Luna's Bar and Grill). Without them, and other sponsors like them, it would be impossible for the FGBYO to continue offering the students of the Lake Area musical and educational opportunities. The Rock Raizer Foundation is based in Austin, Texas and can be found online at